[Techtalk] going green

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Wed Jun 30 22:10:48 UTC 2010

On 06/30/2010 04:59 PM, Maria McKinley wrote:
> I am getting pressure from my boss to make our servers/computers "more 
> green", but am at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Not even sure if 
> this is something to tackle in software or hardware. It seems what I 
> want, at least for the cluster, is something that keeps track of 
> demand, and turns on or wakes up computers when more processing power 
> is needed,  but not sure how to implement something like this. 
> Currently, people look on a web page to see which computers are being 
> used the least, and then log onto those computers to do computations. 
> But, to make the other scenario work, would need some central place to 
> log on, and then have the computer decide where to send the process, 
> and whether to "wake up" a computer. Any ideas or experience with this 
> sort of stuff out there?
> thanks,
> maria
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Pull the plug out of the wall socket.

I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist.

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